Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot is a 1959 American romantic comedy film set in 1929, directed and produced by Billy Wilder , starring Marilyn Monroe , Tony Curtis , and Jack Lemmon . The supporting cast includes George Raft , Pat O’Brien , Joe E. Brown , Joan Shawlee , and Nehemiah Persoff . The screenplay by Billy Wilder and IAL Diamond is based on a screenplay by Billy Wilder and Michael Logan from the French film Fanfare of Love . The film is about two musicians who dress in dragin order to escape from mafia gangsters Whom They Witnessed commit a crime inspired by the Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre . The film was produced in black and white , even though color was increasing in popularity.

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